Local filmmaker Ben Young’s upcoming film HOUNDS OF LOVE sells out its first screening at Luna and now a second has been announced which also includes a Q&A with Stephen Curry following the film with host Christian Horgan.
HOUNDS OF LOVE had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2016 where it announced the arrival of a striking new Australian filming talent in Ben Young (who wrote and directed the film). Following the Venice premiere Screen International said: “in its style as well as its psychological focus, HOUNDS OF LOVE marks Young as a filmmaker to watch”.
Since collecting festival awards in Venice and Brussels, anticipation for the film has been mounting both in Australia and overseas, with the film scheduled to be released in the US on 12 May, UK, France and NZ this month, and nationally in Australian cinemas on 1 June through Label Distribution.The film premiered in the US at SXSW and was named in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 20 Film’s we can’t wait to see” at this last month’s Tribeca Film Festival.
The film features compelling performances from its lead actors WA actress Emma Booth and Ashleigh Cummings, and a particularly unflinching turn from Stephen Curry, cast against type as a brutal killer. Screen International commented on his performance “Curry’s unnerving performance leaves a distinctive imprint” and Variety stating his performance is “redolent of pure evil”.
Set in Perth in 1987, HOUNDS OF LOVE is a drama-thriller set in an era when the city still didn’t lock its doors at night. Hounds of Love delves into the now staple of Australian film: unsuspected violence behind ordinary suburban doors. John (Stephen Curry) and Evelyn (Emma Booth) look ordinary enough if a bit rough; nobody guesses what goes on behind closed doors. Inspired by real life crimes, Hounds of Love is a confronting thriller examining themes of breaking free from psychological control and domestic violence.
The second Q&A session is now on sale and will take place at Luna Leederville – Friday 19 May at 6.30 pm, hit this link to find out more details.